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Rick Ross, Dru Hill among acts headlining 2019 Baltimore AFRAM Festival

Posted at 11:43 AM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 12:10:54-04

BALTIMORE — Mayor Jack Young and Baltimore City Recreation and Parks announced the headliners for the 2019 Baltimore AFRAM Festival.

This year's festival features Sevyn Streeter and Rick Ross on the first night. Teddy Riley, Guy, Wreckx-n-Effect, and Dru Hill will perform on the festival's second night.

The 2019 festival returns to Druid Hill Park for its 43rd year. It is taking place on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11.

“The AFRAM Festival remains Baltimore’s premier family-oriented celebration of African-American culture, community and performance art,” said Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. “We invite not just Baltimoreans but everyone, young and old, to come experience a jam-packed weekend that honors the unique experience of African-Americans in Baltimore. Our city’s culture of black excellence is no secret, and we are happy to have this annual event to display and celebrate it.”

The Festival officially started in 1976 as a part of Baltimore City’s Showcase of Nations. The multi-generational, two-day live experience is slated to bring together the most dynamic voices in music, art and creativity.

The AFRAM Festival is free and open to guests of all ages.